FISSEA Recognizes Cofense with the Best Security Blog Award

This week, the Cofense blog post, Invoice Themed Phishing Emails Are Spreading from Trusted Linkswas named 2020 Best Security Blog by Federal Information Security Educators (FISSEA). Founded in 1987, FISSEA is an organization run by and for federal government information security professionals to assist federal agencies in strengthening employee cybersecurity awareness and training programs. Each year – with dozens of entries in varied categories – FISSEA recognizes a best entry in the FISSEA Training Exercise ContestTo meet the criteria, training exercises must have a security theme and be a part of an organization’s current security training program. Judging is based on originality, security message and graphic concept

“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to help companies find and remove phish in their environments,” said Michael CallahanCofense SVP of MarketingCofense believes that a comprehensive phishing detection and response program is key to stopping phishing attacks, and we appreciate that the FISSEA program continues to raise awareness of resources like our blog designed to educate on the latest phishing techniques. 

Our analyst (and winning blog post author), Kian Mahdavi, and his coworkers in the Phishing Defense Center (PDC), devote their time to identifying and stopping phishing attacks. In addition, they provide insightful information about the dangers of phishing and how threat actors succeed in evading standard defensesThey, and the 24-plus million customers in our community who report phish daily, make the difference in our mission to rid organizations worldwide of phishing attacks.  

Read the winning blog post here. 

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Virtual Submerge – excitement and a consensus:

We‘ve closed the curtain on Virtual Submerge 2020, but our collective work is nowhere near done. The engagement in our breakout sessions and solutions center demos, as well as the feedback we receivedclearly conveyed that enterprises are continuing to struggle identifying and removing phish from their environments. 

During the event we received questions from, and chatted with, security experts from around the globe, including representatives of governments, security firms, nonprofits and enterprises. Take a look at a sampling of the comments, below, and in the social images in the sidebar.

  •  “I just wanted to pass along my compliments to Rohyt Belani and Aaron for the Keynotes…the Keynotes were both awesome! Great information and great styles from both.”
  • “I really liked the presentation on ‘How to Reach a 0% click rate.’…top notch job.”
  • “I am interested in catching phish that get by our secure email gateway, especially those leveraging O365 framework…tell me what we need…”

Virtual Submerge 2020 on Social

The Virtual Submerge sessions will be available for the next 30 days. If you’d like to view sessions again, or know others that might be interested, you can register here.

Thanks to everyone who joined. We look forward to the next time!

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Virtual Submerge is off to a roaring start.

We just wrapped up the first day of our annual phishing event, Submerge, and to say it was a huge success is an understatement. Our shift to a virtual event enabled thousands of attendees to join from around the world, engaging in the sessions and demos with Cofense experts who were standing by to help answer questions, provide direction and assist through interactive chat.

Judging from attendee feedback, it was a very good day one. And it’s not too late to join us for day two.

Here are a few quick highlights from day one.

  • Keynote presentations. We were impressed – but not surprised – by the quantity and caliber of questions and comments we fielded as a result of the thought-provoking keynote sessions from our co-founders, Rohyt Belani, CEO, and Aaron Higbee, CTO. Thank you to our audience for your engagement throughout the day; we’re already looking forward to what day two has in store.
  • Breakout sessions. We sought to offer a well-rounded program, and many people enjoyed the added benefit of earning CPE credits as a result of our partnership with ICS2. Across all attendees, there were thousands of views for the breakout sessions. Our sincere thanks go out to all of our talented industry experts who put so much effort into the Virtual Submerge lineup. The quality was above and beyond.
  • Solutions Center demos. Cofense Triage and Cofense Vision, two of our innovative solutions for detecting and removing phish when they bypass your secure email gateway (SEG), were the Solutions Center darlings. SEGs, we see once again, are nowhere near as reliable, or promptly patched, as they should be. The demand remains intense for fast and effective incident response, with near-immediate quarantine capability.
  • Registrations. We were blown away by the number and range of registrants. They came from around the world and across industries from healthcare, government and financial to hospitality, transportation, manufacturing and more. It seems everyone – from the cybersecurity leaders to the threat intelligence analysts, awareness experts and incident responders – has experienced the pain of dealing with a phish that makes it into their environment.

Be sure to join us tomorrow to hear the keynote fireside chat with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and former CTO of Crowdstrike, and Aaron Higbee. The session will be followed by a product keynote from Keith Ibarguen, Cofense chief product officer.

If you weren’t able to join us today, or haven’t registered, it’s not too late. Register now to view the exclusive Cofense Submerge content while it’s still available.

We are excited to have you with us for this first-ever virtual Submerge event.

 

All third-party trademarks referenced by Cofense whether in logo form, name form or product form, or otherwise, remain the property of their respective holders, and use of these trademarks in no way indicates any relationship between Cofense and the holders of the trademarks. Any observations contained in this blog regarding circumvention of end point protections are based on observations at a point in time based on a specific set of system configurations. Subsequent updates or different configurations may be effective at stopping these or similar threats.

The Cofense® and PhishMe® names and logos, as well as any other Cofense product or service names or logos displayed on this blog are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cofense Inc.